A while the world is celebrating Apollo 50, Blocks continues its look into the history of LEGO and looks back at the 1930s and how Ole Kirk Kristiansen, the founder of The LEGO Group, overcame adversity in that decade.
Further into the magazine there is an exclusive preview of LEGO Hidden Side reveals how the LEGO Group is aiming to bring a new story-driven theme to fans while incorporating a digital aspect to the play potential. The design experts who have been developing this new range open up the door to their secret lab and share some of the secrets held within.
The team at Blocks also takes a summer holiday visit to The Block Bus – a very special programme that helps to provide communication therapy using LEGO for children diagnosed with autism in a rural area. Amy Eleftheriades explains how her team are helping the community using LEGO bricks.
As always there is building to be done, with LEGO MASTERS winner Steve Guinness demonstrating how to construct brick versions of the little brick minifigures released last year. Simon Pickard demonstrates how to put LEGO interior lighting together, to make sure those building details are authentic. In Month in MOCs, Ice Planet gets a modern makeover and the Disney palaces get the Skyline treatment. Other regular features include Blocks Photography, Month in LEGO, LUG Spotlight, Retired Piece, Piece Perception before Brick Wife wraps things up.
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This post originally appeared on Rebelscum.com on the 17th of July, 2019.
Fervent documentarian, effusive AFOL and founding partner, Jeremy manages the daily news content and set reviews.
Having enjoyed playing with LEGO from his earliest years, Jeremy started collecting LEGO Star Wars in 1999 when the theme was first released. He has shared his thoughts and opinions on LEGO via a number of websites – including starwars.com, rebelscum.com and brickset.com – contributed to the LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary series and served the LEGO Ambassador Network as a Recognised LEGO Fan Media representative.